Long Island Scrap Metal

November 24, 2009

Gershow Recycling Makes the Holidays Happier for
Long Island's Families in Need

Donates $2,000 to PRONTO Long Island

Gershow Recycling Makes the Holidays Happier for  Long Island's Families in Need Donates $2,000 to PRONTO Long Island

Pictured (left to right): Ray Colon, Manager, Gershow Recycling; Frank Sinisi, President, PRONTO Long Island; Vivian Hart, Executive Director, PRONTO Long Island; and Lisa and Matthew McCann of Deer Park, who received a Thanksgiving turkey as a result of Gershow's generous donation.

 

To make this Thanksgiving a happier one for Long Island's families in need, Ray Colon, Manager, Gershow Recycling, presented Frank Sinisi, President, PRONTO Long Island, with a check for $2,000. The money will be used to help purchase approximately 200 Thanksgiving turkeys.

Due to the recent economic conditions, PRONTO has experienced an increased demand for services, resulting in a diminished supply at its food bank and families being placed on a waiting list. Gershow's donation allows PRONTO to go to its waiting list and provide Thanksgiving turkeys for those families. Mr. Sinisi thanked Gershow for its generous financial contribution.

"We are very grateful for Gershow's generous donation this holiday season," Mr. Sinisi said. "The money helped us provide Thanksgiving dinners for families who otherwise would not be able to receive them. At the same time, we are asking Long Islanders to give whatever they can. We understand that everyone is feeling the economic pinch, but we have seen an increased demand for our services while our food pantry is experiencing a shortage of supplies."

"We are happy to reach out to PRONTO Long Island and make this Thanksgiving an enjoyable one for Long Island's families in need," said Ray Colon, Manager, Gershow Recycling. "This donation will definitely benefit PRONTO Long Island in its mission to help those in need. Thanksgiving is not a time for anyone to go hungry."

PRONTO, based in Bay Shore, New York, provides services to the needy, the homeless, the unemployed, immigrants, the uninsured and anyone else in need. They assist those through its food pantry, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, immigration counseling, Shots For Tots, computer training and more.

 

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